Robert Romano

Robert Romano is the Vice President of Public Policy at Americans for Limited Government Foundation and Americans for Limited Government and can be reached at robert@getliberty.org. He grew up in a suburban Long Island township. He studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stony Brook University with the Class of 2008. In his free time, he composes music on piano, paints oil on canvas, and writes fiction.

Robert lives in Virginia, is married and is a father of two.

Robert Romano

19 GOP Attorneys General threaten $10 trillion hedge fund BlackRock with antitrust action over ESG stranglehold on U.S. energy production

By Robert Romano A group of 19 Republican Attorneys General led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson have threatened the $10 trillion hedge fund BlackRock with antitrust legal action in an Aug. 4 letter to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink accusing the company of “intentionally restrain[ing] and harm[ing] the competitiveness of the […]


Why Biden’s betting unemployment will stay low for now

By Robert Romano Today, the U.S. unemployment rate ticked down to a 50-year low of 3.5 percent as 179,000 more Americans were employed in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ household survey. After today, there will only be three more unemployment reports before the Nov. 8 Congressional midterms : Sept. 2, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4. President Joe Biden — who said the day […]


Job openings have crashed 1.1 million since March in yet another recession signal

By Robert Romano Job openings have crashed by more than 1.1 million since March to about 10.7 million, appearing to signal an imminent uptick in the unemployment rate over the coming months and perhaps years depending on the severity of the current recession, an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) survey and household survey data showing an inverse relationship […]


Biden’s carbon energy starvation plan contains $369 billion green subsidies, $25 billion of carbon taxes

By Robert Romano President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda has sprung back to life amid consideration of Senate Democrats’ budget reconciliation bill for 2022 that will contain $369 billion of green subsides for solar, wind and electric vehicles , and another $25 billion of additional taxes on the fossil fuel industry , all in a bid to reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030. The goal is to reduce […]


After Covid, pharmaceutical price controls will only lead to more drug shortages amid outsourcing

By Robert Romano In President Joe Biden’s so-called Inflation Reduction Act, there are $288 billion of price controls for the Medicare Part D prescriptions drug benefit that are intended in part to offset the cost of $369 billion of green energy subsidies and a $69 billion Obamacare extension. The goal of the price controls is to lower the price Medicare […]


Biden’s carbon taxes, green subsidies and manufacturing tax hikes sound like a recession

By Robert Romano “That doesn’t sound like a recession to me.” That was President Joe Biden on July 28, right before he rushed away from reporters who likely had questions about the 0.9 percent contraction annualized of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the second quarter reported by the Bureau of […]


U.S. falls into recession after GDP contracts another 0.9 percent in second quarter

By Robert Romano The U.S. economy contracted another 0.9 percent in the second quarter of 2022, following a 1.6 percent decline in the first quarter and thus marking the second consecutive quarter of negative growth — usually thought to signal a recession — according to the latest data by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) . But wait, says […]


A recession wasn’t inevitable, but Biden hasn’t avoided one either by ending the implied carbon tax

By Robert Romano President Joe Biden wants to have it both ways. Before the Congressional midterms, Biden wants to continue to depend on relatively strong labor markets data published by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in order to avert suggestions that the U.S. economy […]


Republicans cannot take 2022 for granted as Congressional generic ballot tightens

By Robert Romano Don’t look now, but the race for Congress in 2022 appears to be tightening, judging by the generic Congressional ballot. In the latest Emerson poll , which Republicans have led all year long, the GOP has just a 1-point edge now, 45 percent to 44 percent, amid a […]


Unemployment continuing claims climbed 122,000 on a net basis to 1.4 million in a week as recession signals flash red everywhere

By Robert Romano Unemployment insurance continuing claims increased by 122,000 on a non-seasonally adjusted basis from July 2 to July 9 to 1.45 million, the latest U.S. Department of Labor data shows , as multiple historical recession signals are flashing red. The number comes as initial unemployment claims have continued ticking upward on both on […]


If Biden declares a national climate emergency, it might take another president to rescind it  

By Robert Romano “The President made clear that if the Senate doesn’t act to tackle the climate crisis and strengthen our domestic clean energy industry, he will. We are considering all options and no decision has been made.” That was the text of an email by a White House official confirming that […]


Happy Talk: The Biden White House is still clinging to hope there is no recession. We’ll find out July 28.

By Robert Romano “It is very hard to conclude that we are in a recession when you look at the payroll and the job gains that we’ve seen now, it is tricky to look around the corner here, and I’m not going to predict quarters down the […]


Biden’s looming purge of 27 percent of the Army partially vaccinated against Covid will take years to recover from, threatens national security

By Robert Romano Currently, more than 260,000 servicemen and women in the U.S. military are only partially vaccinated — that is, they have only received one vaccine shot against Covid instead of two — and are now facing separations and discharges. In February, Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth laid out the separations policy, declaring , “Army readiness depends […]


Paul Gosar-led discharge petition to end Covid national emergency declaration reaches 111 signatures as fatality rate continues plummeting

By Robert Romano A discharge petition led by U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) for H. J. Res. 46 that would end the national emergency declaration began by former President Donald Trump on March 13, 2020 has reached 111 signatures as of July 15, according the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House […]


Wave of resignations, civil unrest globally show it’s time for a change

By Robert Romano Change is in the air. It’s not just the looming November midterms, which under the normalest of circumstances are no affair for the faint of heart for whichever party occupies the White House, and could see Republicans reclaim the House of Representatives for the […]

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